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Jody Byrd Found Guilty In Wife's 1999 Murder

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Today jurors in Bibb County convicted William Jody Byrd in the 1999 Murder of his wife, Desta Dodson-Byrd.

The investigation turned into a 12-year-old cold case, until Byrd was arrested and charged with his wife's murder in 2011.  The arrest came after the victims friends and family mounted a publicity campaign for justice.

The defense argued, the victim took her own life with a single shot to the head. While prosecutors insisted, Byrd fired the fatal shot that killed his 29-year-old wife 15 years ago.

46-year-old Jody Byrd faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.



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